Investment behavior of German Single Family Offices and Foundations towards Venture Capital with a focus on the life sciences sector

A qualitative analysis

Author: Hao Nam Nguyen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668900388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 119

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Master's Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,7, Technical University of Munich, language: English, abstract: VC plays a fundamental role in the financing landscape of young life sciences companies. Hence its availability is a crucial catalyst which can either promote or inhibit the whole development of an industry branch. VC funds are financial intermediaries which raise capital from either institutional or private investors to invest it further into the economy in the form of start-up financing. While there are young, capital-seeking life sciences companies on the demand side, VC funds with their investment capital stand opposite on the supply side. The investment decision process and relationship between the Venture Capitalists (VCs) and the entrepreneurs are well covered research subjects, whereas the decision process and interaction between VC investors or limited partners (LPs) and VCs or general partners (GPs) are left on the sidelines. Looking at the entire VC supply chain, research has so far almost omitted the supply side topic of the investment decision process of institutional or private investors towards VC. Therefore the aim of this thesis is to analyze the investment behavior of German LPs in the form of single family offices (SFOs) and foundations vis-à-vis VC. The objective is to fill a gap in the research on the supply side of VC, specifically in the life sciences sector, through qualitative interviews with a group of institutional and private investors which have been subject to little research to date. Finally, a framework will be developed which seeks to portray the main findings and bridge to applicable economic theories.

The Creativity of Richard David Precht. A Psychological Perspective on the German Author and Philosopher

Author: Felix Zappe

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668530785

Category: Psychology

Page: 15

View: 9139


Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Psychology - Personality Psychology, grade: 2.0, University of Malta (Edward de Bono Institute), course: Creativity: Psychological Perspectives, language: English, abstract: This paper explores the personality of Richard David Precht. It shows his work and private life as well as his upbringing. This work then further explores the influence of his background on his creativity from the view of experts and then explains Precht's views on the given topics. The topics focussed are the nature vs. nurture debate, the influence of intelligence towards creativity and the creative process and its motivation. Despite a certain general knowledge or common sense about what creativity is, the issue of an exhaustive scientific definition for the term 'creativity' is under broad discussion among scholars. It is argued here that the investigation of the psychological underpinnings of a creative individual taking the profession of a philosopher might be of some value to understand or at least give a brief idea what beliefs and predispositions could enable persons to engage and influence public discussions and bring new and valuable ideas to the society for the better of its majority. The individual selected for this case study is the German philosopher, author, speaker and public intellectual Richard David Precht who, in his position, could serve as one example of extraordinary display of the causes and effects of applied creativity.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

A Commentary

Author: Stuart Casey-Maslen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192566032

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 8760


This Commentary offers detailed background and analysis of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted at the UN Headquarters in New York in July 2017. The Treaty comprehensively prohibits the use, development, export, and possession of nuclear weapons. Stuart Casey-Maslen, a leading expert in the field who served as legal adviser to the Austrian Delegation during the negotiations of this Treaty, works through article by article, describing how each provision was negotiated and what it implies for states that join the Treaty. As the Treaty provisions cut across various branches of international law, the Commentary goes beyond a discussion of disarmament to consider the law of armed conflict, human rights, and the law on inter-state use of force. The Commentary examines the relationship with other treaties addressing nuclear weapons, in particular the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Background on the development and possession of nuclear weapons and theories of nuclear deterrence is provided. Particular attention is paid to controversial issues such as assistance for prohibited activities, the meaning of 'threaten to use', and the definition of nuclear explosive devices. Casey-Maslen also considers whether a member of NATO or other nuclear alliance can lawfully become a state party to the Treaty.

Foundations of Marketing Thought

The Influence of the German Historical School

Author: D.G. Brian Jones,Mark Tadajewski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317295951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 6320


The study and teaching of marketing as a university subject is generally understood to have originated in America during the early 20th century emerging as an applied branch of economics. This book tells a different story describing the influence of the German Historical School on institutional economists and economic historians who pioneered the study of marketing in America and Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing from archival materials at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard Business School, and the University of Birmingham, this book documents the early intellectual genealogy of marketing science and traces the ideas that early American and British economists borrowed from German scholars to study and teach marketing. Early marketing scholars both in America and Britain openly credited the German School, and its ideology based on social welfare and distributive justice was a strong motivation for many institutional economists who studied marketing in America, predating the modern macro-marketing school by many decades. Challenging many traditional beliefs, this book provides an authoritative new narrative of the origins of marketing thought. It will be of great interest to educators, scholars and advanced students with an interest in marketing theory and history, and in the history of economic thought.

The Geographical Sciences During 1986—2015

From the Classics To the Frontiers

Author: Shuying Leng,Xizhang Gao,Tao Pei,Guoyou Zhang,Liangfu Chen,Xi Chen,Canfei He,Daming He,Xiaoyan Li,Chunye Lin,Hongyan Liu,Weidong Liu,Yihe Lü,Shilong Piao,Qiuhong Tang,Fulu Tao,Lide Tian,Xiaohua Tong,Cunde Xiao,Desheng Xue,Linsheng Yang,Linwang Yuan,Yuanming Zheng,Huiyi Zhu,Liping Zhu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811018847

Category: Science

Page: 596

View: 6435


In four chapters and an introduction, this book systematically helps readers understand the development of the Geographical Sciences both in China and in the world during the past 30 years. Through data analysis of methodologies including CiteSpace, TDA, qualitative analysis, questionnaires, data mining and mathematical statistics, the book explains the evolution of research topics and their driving factors in the Geographical Sciences and its four branches, namely Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geographical Information Science and Environmental Geography. It also identifies the role of the Geographical Sciences in the analysis of strategic issues such as global change and terrestrial ecosystems, terrestrial water cycle and water resources, land change, global cryosphere evolution and land surface processes on the Tibetan Plateau, economic globalization and local responses, regional sustainable development, remote sensing modelling and parameter inversion, spatial analysis and simulation, and tempo-spatial processes and modelling of environmental pollutants. It then discusses research development and inadequacy of Chinese Geographical Sciences in the above-mentioned topics, as well as in the fields including Geomorphology and Quaternary environmental change, Ecohydrology, ecosystem services, the urbanization process and mechanism, medical and health geography, international rivers and transboundary environment and resources, detection and attribution of changes in land surface sensitive components, and uncertainty of spatial information and spatial analysis. It shows that the NSFC has driven the development in all these topics and fields. In addition, the book summarises trends of the Geographical Sciences in China and the research level in major countries of the world through an overview of geographical education in colleges and universities, the analysis of publications, citations and author networks of SCI/SSCI and CSCD indexed articles, and the description of Sino-USA, Sino-UK and Sino-German cooperation. This book serves as an important reference to anyone interested in geographical sciences and related fields.

Anatomy for NEET PG Theory & MCQs (Vol. 1)

Author: B. Singh

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9387869520


Page: 450

View: 8624


This book Anatomy for NEET PG : Theory & MCQ's Volume 1 is being crafted based on the latest syllabus and guidelines of NEET PG. Anatomy Theory & MCQ's are based on Standard Anatomy Text Books like Gray's, Grant's and Snell's Anatomy. Theory has been covered in small chapters and all points are given in bullet text along with simple diagrams and flow charts. Multiple Choice Questions are based on concepts like clinical application, anatomical and embryological basis of the problems and important surgical relations. This volume is covering complete syllabus for anatomy of Head & Neck, Brain & Upper Limb. This volume is complete in all aspects and consist of 2500 latest and all new MCQ's along with theory. Each section is sub divided into small chapters like osteology, joints, arteries, nerves and veins on system basis as well as region wise like axilla, arm, forearm, hand, etc.

Understanding the Bigger Energy Picture

DESERTEC and Beyond

Author: Michael Düren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319579665

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 110

View: 3412


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book focuses on the global cycles of energy, water and carbon, which are not only the essentials of our main energy carriers, the fossil fuels, but are also the building blocks of life. The book offers an overview of the basic scientific facts and relationships that are needed to understand today’s energy generation and use, how they relate to global climate, the water cycle and other resources, and the complexities of energy policy. Building on the work of the Desertec project, it presents the main technological options that we will have in a world after the “Energiewende” and presents the possible future solutions for a sustainable world. The book is written in an engaging, descriptive style that can be understood by those without specific knowledge of science or economics and allows readers to form their own conclusions. Controversy rages over energy problems, climate change and their possible solutions. Expressions like “climate deniers”, “renaissance of nuclear energy”, “stop the war on coal”, and “Energiewende now” represent a diversity of opinions that divide our society and political leaders. This book shows the reader the whole energy picture and how it is part of the wider global problems of overpopulation and uncontrolled economies in a world of limited resources.

The Foundations of European Private Law

Author: Roger Brownsword,Hans W Micklitz,Leone Niglia,Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317901

Category: Law

Page: 648

View: 3185


There remains an urgent need for a deeper discussion of the theoretical, political and federal dimensions of the European codification project. While much valuable work has already been undertaken, the chapters in this volume take as their starting point the proposition that further reflection and critical thought will enhance the quality and efficacy of the on-going work of the various codification bodies. The volume contains chapters by representatives of the Common Frame of Reference, the Study Group and the Acquis Group as well as by those who have not been involved in particular projects but who have previously commented more distantly on their work - for instance those belonging to the Trento Group, and the Social Justice Group. The chapters between them represent the most comprehensive attempt so far to survey the state of the codification project, its theoretical, political and federal foundations and the future prospects for enforcement and compliance.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014

Organization Descriptions and Cross-references

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004255135

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1564


Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces, Volume 1

Foundations, User Modeling, and Common Modality Combinations

Author: Sharon Oviatt,Björn Schuller,Philip Cohen,Daniel Sonntag,Gerasimos Potamianos

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool

ISBN: 1970001658

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 7051


The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces provides the first authoritative resource on what has become the dominant paradigm for new computer interfaces— user input involving new media (speech, multi-touch, gestures, writing) embedded in multimodal-multisensor interfaces. These interfaces support smart phones, wearables, in-vehicle and robotic applications, and many other areas that are now highly competitive commercially. This edited collection is written by international experts and pioneers in the field. It provides a textbook, reference, and technology roadmap for professionals working in this and related areas. This first volume of the handbook presents relevant theory and neuroscience foundations for guiding the development of high-performance systems. Additional chapters discuss approaches to user modeling and interface designs that support user choice, that synergistically combine modalities with sensors, and that blend multimodal input and output. This volume also highlights an in-depth look at the most common multimodal-multisensor combinations—for example, touch and pen input, haptic and non-speech audio output, and speech-centric systems that co-process either gestures, pen input, gaze, or visible lip movements. A common theme throughout these chapters is supporting mobility and individual differences among users. These handbook chapters provide walk-through examples of system design and processing, information on tools and practical resources for developing and evaluating new systems, and terminology and tutorial support for mastering this emerging field. In the final section of this volume, experts exchange views on a timely and controversial challenge topic, and how they believe multimodal-multisensor interfaces should be designed in the future to most effectively advance human performance.